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Expert reaction to unpublished preprint on loss of smell and taste as symptoms of COVID-19

2 monthes ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A preprint, posted on Medrxiv, reports on loss of smell and taste as symptoms of COVID-19.
Prof Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, said:
“This is an important study because it is the first to demonstrate scientifically and in a large population sample that loss of smell is a characteristic feature of COVID. The researchers also showed that loss of smell occasionally occurs in people who do not have COVID, and that not everyone with COVID loses their sense of smell.
“A very recent review of...
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